For over a decade, Ryan Seacrest has been as much of a fixture on the Oscars red carpet as assistants on the verge of nervous breakdowns, celebrities’ mothers, and Meryl Streep. The three hours before showtime—when celebrities take that long stroll from their limos to their seats—have all but belonged to him and E!’s Giuliana Rancic, for better or worse (mostly worse). But on Sunday, his reign may come to an end while he’s still sitting on the throne.
E! announced Tuesday that Seacrest will still host E!’s red carpet special on Sunday afternoon, but an exclusive report by Page Six suggests that he may not have anyone to talk to. They write:
...top Hollywood publicists tell Page Six that they will steer many of their stars away from Seacrest on the Oscar red carpet...The flacks said they would instead direct their clients to Seacrest’s co-host, Giuliana Rancic, or skip E! altogether.
The news comes amid allegations that Seacrest sexually assaulted and harassed a former stylist—claims he has vehemently denied, and which E! has investigated and deemed baseless.
On the red carpet, it’s Robin Roberts, Ross Mathews, or bust. And at the after show, it’s all about former E! host Catt Sadler, who landed a great gig over at Vanity Fair’s Oscar Party.
God, watching him smile as publicists whisk their clients past him is going to be good television.
Please look at these photos of Meghan, Harry, and Kate staring down William at the “first annual Royal Foundation Forum.”
I like this Selena Gomez quote from Harper’s Bazaar:
“I’ll never forget when I was doing my TV show [Wizards of Waverly Place]; I think I was 15 or 16. We would do these live tapings every Friday, and one Friday there was this single mother with her four kids. She was Latin, and she came up to me after, crying. Her kids were so excited, but I noticed the mom, so I gave her a hug and asked, ‘Hey, are you okay?’ And she was like, ‘It’s really incredible for my daughters to see that a Latina woman can be in this position and achieve her dreams, someone who isn’t the typical, you know, blonde with blue eyes.’ And I knew what she meant. When I was younger my idol was Hilary Duff! I remember wanting blue eyes too. So I think I recognized then that it meant something to people. That it matters. Even recently I’ve experienced things with my dad that were racially charged. Most of the time, though, I try to separate my career from my culture because I don’t want people to judge me based on my looks when they have no idea who I am. And now more than ever, I’m proud of it. But I still need to learn Spanish.”
- Miranda Lambert’s relationship with someone named East went south. [In Touch]
- Here’s Brooklyn Beckham wearing an appropriate t-shirt. [Celebitchy]
- This year’s Oscar gift bag “is said to be worth up to $100,000.” [Page Six]
- Alicia Silverstone had what might be the best response to a divorce. [Celebitchy]
- Stan Lee has pneumonia. :( [TMZ]